The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been present in Greece since 2012 and is based in Athens. By strengthening liberal forces and conveying liberal values and positions, the Greece Office contributes to the development and consolidation of a pluralist democracy and an open, market economy and rule of law in Greece. It is committed to preserving freedom of action with the aim of strengthening European values in Greece.
Strengthening bonds between alienated neighbors in the region: Greece, Bulgaria, North Macedonia
For the completion of the final round of the project “Strengthening Bonds Between Alienated Neighbors: Greece, Bulgaria, North Macedonia”, which is supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the organization SEE in Action, brought together CSO's representatives from Greece, Bulgaria, and North Macedonia whose organizations are actively engaged in the field of rural and urban aspects of the environment in South-East Europe region. The third meeting took place in Sofia, Bulgaria from the 21st until the 23rd of October 2022.
Survey: The image of Europe in Greece today
Greek men and women appear to be divided regarding the overall assessment of the European Union, with 48% of citizens positioning themselves positively and 50% negatively on the matter, while citizens' concern about the energy crisis is significant, according to the new nationwide survey "The image of Europe in Greece today" published by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom - Greece and Cyprus (FNF) in collaboration with Kapa Research.
Issues That Matter: Greek and Turkish Dialogue Podcast Series
The ‘Issues that Matter: Greek and Turkish Dialogue Podcast Series’ aims to contribute to the better understanding between the Greek and Turkish public opinions on issues and themes that resonate with the global political agenda.
Safety for Journalists Training School
From the 29th till the 31st of August the Safety for Journalists Training School was organized by the International and Peace Journalism laboratory of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration Journalism.
Hacked - The crippling liberal facade of Mitsotakis
The wiretapping scandal has caused considerable problems for the Greek government and inevitably damaged the public image of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at national and international level. There is no doubt that a shadow of doubt and uncertainty hovers over Greek society. Many experts and political analysts are concerned about the state of democratic institutions and freedom of expression in the country. As a result, Mitsotakis is losing not only his liberal and progressive façade, but also his voters, as the latest polls show.
Welcome Aboard, Alona Tatarova!
This month we welcome Alona Tatarova as our new Project Coordinator to the Greece and Cyprus Team!
Annalena Baerbock – The new "Iron Lady" of the Mediterranean?
In view of the aggressive statements from Athens and Ankara, Baerbock should act as a targeted mediator during her visit to Greece. While she clearly sided with Greece in the Turkish-Greek conflict, this stance also leaves room for questions: If both Greece and Turkey are one of the most important partners in Europe, where does Baerbock draw the line?